Overview of the human testes
By: Tarek Musslimani
The testes in humans are two round shape structures that are located within the scrotum. The scrotum provides protection for the testes against trauma. In addition, due to its presence outside the pelvic cavity, the testes are maintained within the scrotum at a lower temperature...
Basal metabolic rate explained
By: Lea Miller
If you’re lying on the couch watching television, do you still burn calories? The answer, of course, is yes. Even when you are not physically active, various systems in your body are still functioning to keep you alive. The most limited number of calories...
How an HIV antibody is made
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
When a pathogen or foreign agent enters the human body, the immune system responds in both a broad and specific manner. The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the pathogen that causes AIDS, is no exception. The specific immune response involves the processing of the pathogen and...
What is gerentology?
By: Effie Moore Salem
Gerentology is the study of old age. Dr. Robert Baker, now called the father of Gerentology, is a psychiatrist,whose life work is a testament to the elderly,. He recently died of Leukemia in New York Mt. Sinai Hospital at the age of 83. True...
What blood does in the body
By: Vilie Farah
We all know how important blood is and the serious dangers associated to blood loss. Yet, few of us have clear understanding about the function of blood. Blood is a special type of tissue that is formed of cells and liquid plasma. It circulates through...
Facts about the human brain
By: J. James
In the movie The Wizard of Oz there is a character known as the Scarecrow who sings a song titled, If I Only Had a Brain. The beginning lyrics are: “I could while away the hours, conferring with the flowers, consulting with the rain...
Why breathing right is important for survival
By: Godwill Paul
Breathing is the first law of life. We can only last a few minutes without adequate intake of oxygen. To make this possible, nature has provided us with a breathing pipeline called the wind pipe or trachea which is naturally serviced and made clear by...
Overview of pituitary gland hormones
By: Tarek Musslimani
The pituitary gland is a small yet very important endocrine gland which lies at the bottom aspect of the brain. It lies immediately below the hypothalamus and there is a connection between the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland which is called the pituitary stalk. In...
Overview of the monthly sexual cycle in females
By: Tarek Musslimani
The female reproductive life differs than that of the male by being of specific limited period of time usually between the ages of 12 and 45. While the male reproductive years continue through out life with little decline in his fertility. The reproductive life in...
Overview of human cerebrospinal fluid
By: Tarek Musslimani
The cerebrospinal fluid is a transparent liquid material that fills the brain cavities. There are in the brain four cavities which are referred to as ventricles. There are in the brain four ventricles, two lateral ventricles and two others which are referred to as the...

 

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